The Irish Association of Pension Funds  survey showed that almost two-thirds of companies have acted to derisk their pension fund investment strategy. File photograph: Getty Images

Employers are committed to retaining defined benefit (DB), or final salary, pension schemes, according to a new survey from the Irish Association of P(...)

 Dr Len O’Hagan, Terry Buckley, Michael Doorly, Robert Pitt, Leslie Buckley, Ryan Preston, Jerome Kennedy, Tríona Mullane, David Harrison and Allan Marshall at an extraordinary general meeting called by Independent News & Media at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What on earth has happened to this company? Is there no morality left?” asked Martin Fitzpatrick, pensioner and former business correspondent of the (...)

Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president and architect of quantitative easing: trustees must remember that QE is a temporary measure. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The first month of quantitative easing (QE) has come and gone. Although early indicators are positive, it will take some time to tell whether QE will (...)